I love participating in this event. Every year it is so refreshing, full of beautiful energy and so much magick. Thank you to Megan Hewitt from the Wild Hymns, who facilitates this fantastic festival. Watch out for next years date!!
Gardening this year is going to be so wonderful. I am super excited about growing food! I have purchased many seeds, and begun tilling the dirt. The garden was overgrown with grass and weeds, so before I could till I had to get a lawn mower! Being that we moved in December, we had no need to purchase a riding lawn mower for our 1.5 acres. But now it is spring and the grass was growing fast!
We were fortunate to find a 48” Husqvarna riding lawn mower on Facebook marketplace. It just reached 600 hours, which I learned is how you tell how long your lawn mower is expected to last! The average is 1500 hours. It is so much fun mowing my grass!
Now that the grass is mowed over the garden I am able to begin tilling the rest! The garden is at least 23ft. x 15ft, and I have only tilled a small portion.
The garden had turnips growing wild and taking over, along with strawberries! So I have transplanted some of the strawberries, and have let the rest to grow where they are for now.
On the spring equinox my friend Rachel and I planted 12 packs of seeds, there were three packs that did not grow at all, the rest are ready to be transplanted to larger containers! I was thinking maybe I could put them right into the ground, however it might be too cold just yet.
My Peach trees are blooming so beautifully… the green leaves are coming out. But I noticed that the bark has some mold looking fungus growing on it… some of the lower branches do not have any leaves at all. The bark also looks like its been shredded a little. Copper fungicide is supposed to work for the lechins which is what I think it is.
Another one of our trees that I have yet to identify, it is graphed…. has mites. So I purchased fruit tree spray. I hope that helps.
Gardening By the Moon
I have always been interested and fascinated by the idea of planning my garden around the cycles of the moon! Recently I came across the website Gardening by the Moon! They have wonderful digital resources that assist with what to plant and when! I am excited to be using these resources to help me plant!
I love learning as I go, being in the experience and figuring things out. Connecting with my network to hear stories of the way others have experienced life. Gardening is such a beautiful thing to build community around.
We have an idea, to invite our friends to share our garden with us. To plant food and share in the tending as they can. We would over see the garden daily. Then to come together for a community harvest dinner!!
I am looking forward to watching the garden and my community grow in peace, love, joy and unity. <3
May Flower Moon
The fifth moon of Creation is Flower Moon, where all plants display their Spirit sides for all the world to see. This life giving energy is one of the most powerful healing medicines on Mother Earth. During this moon we are encouraged to explore our own Spiritual essences.
Of course tonight is a full moon… the energies around us have been strange and complex. The moon is in Scorpio constellation in the sky at the moment, which helps us get in touch with our intimate, authentic self and to live in the truth.
Full moon energy shines light on things that no longer serve our life purpose. Through the power of intention, we release those things in order to make room for the new. Change is the only constant in our experience… so why not create change with intention?!
This full moon brings extra clarity and power of will into our lives, in order to release and let go of the old in order to make room for the beautiful gifts ahead.
Transform through surrender.
The Wesak Moon is known as the celebration of Vesak (Buddha Day) in Buddhist traditions, and it is one of the most significant and auspicious festivals of the Buddhist year. It takes place on the fourth full moon of the Chinese lunar calendar, and this year it falls on May 10th.
Vesak is a celebration of Buddha’s journey, which encompasses his birth, nirvana (attainment of enlightenment), and parinirvana (ascent/death). Theravadan Buddhists believe that all three of these events occurred on the same day.
Interesting that in Buddhism, today is celebrated as the most powerful full moon of the year, bringing with it a new wave of awakening light! I knew there was a reason the energy around feels very intense.
The sabian symbol of the Full Moon is “Obeying his conscience, a soldier resists orders”. The message of the sabian symbol is: sometimes you have to assert your values, your truth, even if you have to face the consequences of your decision, no matter the cost. You have to stay true to yourself, no matter what. This is the ultimate freedom. And the only one we really have.
Now is the time to love each part of your being, light and dark. It is about being you to the fullest, and living your truth no matter what.
Personally, this energy has been impacting me tremendously. I have felt in my being these very words before they were ever read. Being true to myself and connecting with source to remind myself I Am Divine. This is a journey to the Divine.
To work with this energy through intention, you can write out all of the things you know are hindering you from your life’s purpose and then burn them, releasing them to source. You can write down what your authentic self looks like. You can take a bath and meditate or listen to a wonderful full moon ceremony online. This beautiful woman, Sage Goddess, does full moon ceremonies live streaming online, and tonights is going to be fantastic!
Surrender and release
“Waynaboozhoo remembered the time that his Grandmother’s spirit talked with him from her home on the Moon. She told him that the Sun would give him a sign that would explain the relationship between the Sun and Moon….”
-The Mishomis Book by Edward Benton-Banai
The Moon, as woman
The Sun, as man
Come together and honor their relationship
When the shadow begins to creep over the face of the Sun…
When the shadow grows and the light of the Earth becomes less and less…
When the sun appears again with a flash, light gradually returning to Earth…
All women and men have responsibilities to each other
Even in the midst of all our earthly tasks….
The harmony of the entire Creation…
How the stars, moons and planets are placed in a sacred order with a sacred purpose…
Just as the Moon allows the Sun to rest, just for a moment…
Remember to not take any part of Creation for granted…
Especially your own part
In this amazing play called
What a beautiful day it is!!
Last night a few friends came over to the studio and we painted!
Here is the final example for this evening’s party!
*Transformation and Renewal*
June 13th, 2014
Lets be open to receiving what the universe has in store for us in these coming months.
Hope to see you this evening!